July 20, 2008 CSL Week 10 Summary (from CSL media release)
Lammie hits two to jump Astros into second place.......Brampton checks Trois-Rivieres Attak 1-1..............on Saturday, Serbia nips Border Stars 1-0
Forward Selvin Lammie struck twice in the second half to give North York Astros a 2-1 victory over St. Catharines Wolves on Sunday afternoon, a win that lifted the north Toronto team into second position in the National Division, and in one other game played on Sunday, Brampton Lions checked the free-wheeling Trois-Rivieres Attak for a 1-1 tie at The Soccer Centre in Vaughan. In Saturday's only game in the Canadian Soccer League, midfielder Dragan Radovic struck a picture goal to catch the top corner of the net at Windsor Stadium, his eighth of the season at 88 minutes to give Serbian White Eagles a 1-0 victory over Windsor Border Stars. On Friday night, Trois-Rivieres Attak won a 1-0 squeaker over Portugal FC at Lamport Stadium to increase the Quebec team's lead in the National Division and on the same night Italia Shooters blanked North York Astros 2-0 at Maple. In a third game at London, the fans at Cove Road were treated to a 7-4 goalfest in favour of Toronto Croatia.
Lammie scored at 63 and 80 minutes for North York in the game at Club Roma in St. Catharines, his sixth and seventh of the season following a goal at 48 minutes by Wolves' midfielder Arnaldo Magnotta. The Astros lost their starting goalkeeper when Arther Zaslavski was injured shortly after the kickoff to be replaced by Tristan Fletcher and each side had a player ejected - Joe Conte for the home side was shown the red card following an untidy challenge and Astros' Alex Kawalit picked up two yellows at 64 minutes.
The win was an important win for North York which improves to 5-5-2 WLT for 17 points and second position behind leading Trois-Rivieres Attak, while St. Catharines are at 3-7-1 in sixth position with 10 points.
Trois-Rivieres Attak and Brampton Lions put on an entertaining encounter in a game moved from nearby Victoria Park in Brampton to The Soccer Centre in Vaughan when the home location was ruled unplayable. Nicolas Lesage struck a hard rising shot from 16 yards that just beat Brampton 'keeper Adrian Ibanez to open the scoring right on halftime and the visitors held the lead until 80 minutes when Orlin Chalmers equalized for the Lions.
The tie was number 12 in the undefeated streak for Trois-Rivieres, they lead the National Division with a 8-1-4 record and 28 points, 11 clear of second place North York Astros.
The Serbian White Eagles goal scored by Dragan Radovic at Windsor Stadium on Saturday night came just when the well-played encounter was heading for a scoreless tie. Windsor had escaped earlier raids on the Border Stars' goal, including when midfielder Jeff Hodgson was prominent in stopping two attempts before they reached the Windsor net. Later, at 73 minutes, Serbian midfielder Milos Scepanovic hit the Border Stars' crossbar.
Serbian White Eagles improve to 6-3-2 WLT for 20 points, third position in the International Division following the 1-0 win, while Windsor Border Stars are at 4-5-2 for 14 points in the National Division.
It was anyone’s guess which team might break an 0-0 end-to-end deadlock well into the second half at Lamport Stadium on Friday night and it eventually went to the visitors when the Attak’s Masso Di Ioia struck a free kick from 25 yards low and to the right of Portugal goalkeeper Michael Silva. The goal came at 80 minutes, just 12 minutes after the Quebec team’s Nicolas Lesage headed against the Portugal FC post from 6 yards. Portugal FC pressed for an equalizer and at 87 minutes Uarlem Castro came close when his well-taken free kick from 22 yards was tipped over by Attak ‘keeper Andrew Olivieri and the game ended 1-0.
Portugal has a 4-4-2 record for 14 points in the International Division.
International Division leaders Italia Shooters also picked up an important win with a 2-0 defeat of North York Astros at Maple. It was Jason De Thomasis who opened the scoring just 4 minutes into the game and it was a close encounter until well into the second half when Italia defender Gerard Ladiyou drove the ball home from 18 yards for a 2-0 lead and the final score.
Italia improves to a 8-3-1 record for 25 points to maintain the lead in the International Division.
Andrew Loague scored a hat-trick in a losing cause for London City at Cove Road in London when the home side went down 7-4 to the visiting Toronto Croatia. Defender Sven Arapovic opened the scoring for Croatia, Hayden Fitzwilliams made it 2-0, Arapovic made it 3-0 and Mario Pupic scored a fourth for a 4-0 Croatia lead. London City bounced back on goals by Mike Vandenheaval (4-1), Loague’s first (4-2), and Loague’s second (4-3). Mario Pupic increased the Croatia lead to 5-3, Loague scored his third (5-4), Tihomir Maletic made it 6-4 for Croatia and Mario Beljo wrapped up the scoring for a 7-4 Croatia result.
Toronto Croatia kept pace in the International Division with a 6-2-4 record for 22 points, while London City struggle with an 0-11-1 record in the National Division.
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